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Balboa Pet Hospital Cat Veterinarians San Francisco

Your Cats & Kittens

Deserve Veterinary Care

While cats may seem independent and less needy than their canine counterparts, that doesn't mean they need less care. Cats are masters at hiding symptoms, that if treated early, minimize health issues in the future. Diseases like urinary tract infections, diabetes, and thyroid conditions can be treated and outcomes are greatly improved, if caught early.  We are an American Association of Feline Practitioner certified Cat Friendly Practice. 

Preventive Care & Basic Needs

  • Annual examinations
  • Core vaccinations
  • Annual parasite testing & year round prevention
  • Microchip Identification
  • Periodic Blood & Urine Testing​​

View or a print this handout with general cat care guidelines: nutrition, environment, supplies & responsibilities. This will answer common questions. Give it to a friend BEFORE they adopt!

Care dependent on life stage and life style.

At your exam, the doctor will note the age of your cat and create a care plan tailored to their life stage: Kitten, Adult, Senior or Geriatric Cats.  The Veterinarians recommendations are in alignment with the guidelines from American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. 

Is your Cat Indoor Only? Living indoors reduces the chance of trauma and certain infectious diseases and it may increase longevity, but the risks of illness due to a more sedentary inactive lifestyle increase. Our doctors can recommend ways to create an enriching environmental for your cat.

Or, is your Cat both Indoor and Outdoor?  While this lifestyle might be more natural and stimulating for cats, there is an increased risk of infectious disease and trauma. Providing supervised outdoor play on leash walks or cat proof enclosures reduces these risks. 

American Association of Feline Practitioners

Balboa Pet Hospital's veterinarians have a particular interest in cat and kitten patients. Our hospital is certified by American Association of Feline Practitioners. We are a "Cat Friendly Practice".  Find out more below:

What it means to be a Feline Friendly veterinary practice:

Lessen stress when traveling to the exam appointment:

Exclusive Offer

AAHA Accredited

New clients receive 15% OFF first visit.

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  •           8/29/2017

    I love Balboa Pet Hospital! Balboa Pet Hospital's staff is amazing! The staff is knowledgeable, caring and above all honest! I feel confident that my pets are getting the best possible care there. The staff has always taken time to answer all of my questions and if I think of something after my appointment, I can just email! I know I won’t have to wait too long for response.

    Unfortunately, this year I’ve had to make some really difficult decisions. The compassion the staff showed to both my pet and I made these unbearable times tolerable. I am indebted to both Dr. Del Rosso and (the wonderful) Dr. Ravn for their kindness, compassion and dedication.

    If you are new to the area or just looking for a new vet, please give Balboa pet Hospital a call!

  •           6/5/2017

    LOVE everything about this place!!! The people are all super nice & caring. I never feel like they’re trying to sell me stuff I don’t need. The vets (especially Dr. Alice Chan) are wonderful, I always fee; comfortable coming here whenever Walle has an issue. They even help me file the insurance claims after each visit! Would highly recommended any pet owners to see them for their fur-baby needs.

  •           6/5/2017

    My dog has been a regular patient since 7 years ago. Once in a while we visit other hospitals due to time conflicts. However, we always go back to Balboa Pet Hospital. My dog has bad allergy and the doctors and assistants always follow up with us after the treatments or visits, help us submit the insurance claims. It’s not a cheapest place to go but their patience and caring are irreplaceable.

  •           4/28/2017

    I’m glad to have found Balboa Pet Hospital near my home. It’s definitely a hidden gem! Dr. Chan saw my dog, Oreo, for her skin problem last week, and my three cats, Pepper, Tofu and Cola, today for annual check-up. She’s very patient (especially with Oreo who’s shy to strangers), knowledgeable and approachable. The front staffs are also very friendly and helpful. They are so prompt to reply my email (within a few hours when I checked back my mailbox). All my pets are about 1-year-old and I’ll definitely bring them here for their health issues/checkup in many years followed.

  •           5/4/2017

    Brought my dog here for a checkup and some minor concerns. Dr. Chan was very professional. She got my dog the treatment he needed and answered all my questions regarding my concerns. The rest of the staff were very friendly and gentle with my dog. You could tell that the staff are genuine animal lovers; definitely something you want when you entrust the health of your pet to someone.

  •           5 of 5

    Been bringing our animals to Balboa for over 25 years and will continue because they provide great advice and care. We love Dr. D and staff are really helpful and friendly. Now if I can find medical care for myself like my animals get at Balboa...

  •           5 of 5

    I have been a patron of Balboa Pet Hospital for almost 500 years now (wink). I love Everybody there and feel they are have always been a great resource and the BEST support system for everything pertaining to my pets.


    The staff is very kind and gentle, the doctors are very caring and patient when dealing with my scared cat Lulu. I appreciate the time they took to put her at ease and making this procedure as painless as possible for the both of us. Will definitely be spreading the word. Thank you Balboa Pet Hospital.

    Linda P.

    San Francisco, CA

Office Hours

Monday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM5:00 PM
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 7:30 AM Closed
6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM Closed

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